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Old 11-06-2017, 08:18 PM   #1
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Shower door magnet not catching (lower part of the door)


If I'm in this shower and close the door. I can see the magnet is not connecting for the last 12" or so of the door. How can I fix this?
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Old 11-06-2017, 10:59 PM   #2
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Inspect it for scum buildup, clean.

Is the door warped from an unneeded hard push or two, check it for plumb.

May be a way to adjust the way it hangs on the hinge, or a loose hinge, or worn hinge bushing.


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Old 11-07-2017, 07:02 PM   #3
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Inspect it for scum buildup, clean.

Is the door warped from an unneeded hard push or two, check it for plumb.

May be a way to adjust the way it hangs on the hinge, or a loose hinge, or worn hinge bushing.


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Ok thanks I'll see what I can do because I don't think the door was lining up. I emailed the manufacturer and they just shipped me a new magnet.
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Re: Shower door magnet not catching (lower part of the door)


Is the seal across the bottom of the door holding it out?
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Old 11-07-2017, 07:13 PM   #5
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Re: Shower door magnet not catching (lower part of the door)


I went ahead and changed the seal. I'll go back at it again once I have the magnet.

Another thing I was thinking, and this would work.
Is there like a little bump I could install on the bottom plate of the door frame? I could pull the door over the bump and that could keep it in place. With a new magnet I should be ok.
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Old 11-07-2017, 07:22 PM   #6
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One at my GF's house, the sweep or seal on the bottom of the door is too tight and the door slams at it goes over the little ridge of the frame. Pain in the ass that I have been trying to fix for years.
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One at my GF's house, the sweep or seal on the bottom of the door is too tight and the door slams at it goes over the little ridge of the frame. Pain in the ass that I have been trying to fix for years.
How do I search for that piece? Do you know what it's called?
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Google shower door sweep and go to images, you might find yours.
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Google shower door sweep and go to images, you might find yours.
I mean the little ridge on the frame. Does that part have a name?
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I mean the little ridge on the frame. Does that part have a name?
Sorry I don't know.
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